Saturday, January 29, 2011

Either you will will be the Master of your mind, or someone else will.

I wrote this to one of the many someone's I've encountered who don't seem to perceive the problem with perceiving and expressing truth by quoting a charactoon from a movie.

One of the most powerful tools of controlling ones' consciousness is language.

*Always* express yourself in your own words.

That is not to say that quotes do not help us understand things - even quotes of things we hear in the media.

But reformulate the idea *in your own words* always unless you are quoting a real person. In which case, put the quote in quotation marks to remind yourself this is a quote, someone else's thoughts, not yours, and attribute it to the person who said it both to honor him or her and to maintain the integrity of your own identity.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel